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biology

noun [U] uk   /baɪˈɒl.ə.dʒi/ us    /-ˈɑː.lə-/
A2 the scientific study of the natural processes of living things: human biology marine biology molecular biology The book deals with the reproductive biology of the buffalo.
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in Korean 생물…
in Arabic عِلْم الأحْياء…
in French (de) biologie…
in Turkish yaşayan canlılar bilimi, biyoloji…
in Italian biologia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 生物學…
in Russian биология…
in Polish biologia…
in Spanish biología…
in Portuguese biologia…
in German die Biologie…
in Catalan biologia…
in Japanese 生物学…
in Chinese (Simplified) 生物学…
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